The Most Fabulous Owl Ever, from McBrideHouse
The ultra-talented Bella McBride of McBrideHouse does it again, this time needlefelting the cutest, most precious little owl soft sculpture I’ve ever seen!
“He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.” From Winnie the Pooh.
In the warm summer nights, when the window is open and a soft breeze is blowing in, and I’m just drifting off to sleep I can hear an owl in the woods nearby. If I listen carefully I can hear another voice further away. Soft hoos and coos, almost purring to each other. It’s a great way to fall asleep.
Mr Owl (how do I know he’s a Mister? Just look at those bushy eyebrows! No self respecting Lady Owl would have eyebrows like that!) is made from a technique called needle felting, which involves poking and prodding different colours of wool with a extremely sharp barbed needle until you reach the perfect shape. It literally takes thousands of pokes to reach just the right sculpture. He is free standing and his wire wrapped legs are bendable to allow slight adjustments to make him steady.
Even though Mr Owl hardly weighs a thing he is approx. 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) tall from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head. He is beautiful to look at, and he comes from a smoke free home, but he is not a children’s toy.
Mr Owl is made from combining a mixed chocolate brown colour with a creamy white. This makes him to be extremely unique and a one of a kind item. Remember different monitors may show colours slightly different then they actually are, but trust me, I’ve worked very hard in picking out just the right colours to bring these sculptures to life!